‘Women Who Are Changing the World’ spotlights Petfinder co-founder

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Betsy Saul is officially a “Woman Who is Changing the World.” (Photo: Woman’s Day)

Woman’s Day magazine recently scoured the United States looking for “Women Who Are Changing the World.” What they found is a collection of 50 brilliant, established and passionate women who are doing just that.

Imagine our Petfinder pride when our co-founder, Betsy Saul, joined the ranks of the other selected women, including Michelle Obama, Bette Midler and Oprah. (Read the whole list here.)

“I was really surprised when I heard. I couldn’t believe it because just a few years ago I don’t think homeless pets would have hit their radar for ‘world changing.’” Besty remarked about the article.

“This is evidence that all the hard work that we’ve been doing at Petfinder — and the work the shelter and rescue folks have been doing — is making a difference. I hope that everyone in animal welfare can share that validation with me and use it to power more great work.”


Petfinder has played a role in finding new homes for over 13 Million adoptable pets since its founding in 1996. (Find out how Petfinder got its start.)

As the largest database of adoptable pets, Petfinder is a unifying
force for homeless pets online, making them easier to find (and adopt).
This is on top of providing smaller rescues that lack the resources to
establish a physical shelter a free way to get the word out about their
adoptable pets.

Even with all the progress that has been made, Betsy knows there’s a lot of work ahead for animal advocates.

“There is so much work left to be done and, sometimes, it feels like
the problems left to go are the really tough ones. But, at the same
time, it is getting more and more fun because we have so many more
people on our side. We have so much more support from every corner.”

Thanks to Woman’s Day for recognizing Betsy as a woman who is truly changing the world. Now let’s keep that change going.

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